Early October 2016 was a blast for internet research in Berlin. We present you the highlights! Together with our partners at Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research we hosted #AoIR2016 – the prestigous... MOREDigitalization is a buzzword that has received a lot of attention in both politics and business. The question arises how German businesses handle this change and how each business can... MORESay you want to digitally manipulate a photo to send it in for an online contest, are you violating the original photographer’s copyright, if you don’t ask for permission? In... MOREAcademia is stuck in an analogue thinking. Blockchain technology, a decentral storage system, has the capacity to make digital goods immutable, transparent, and provable and it could solve many of the issues... MOREThe EU Commission has recently published a proposal for the modernisation of the EU Copyright rules. Besides the mainly criticized adaption of a related right for press publishers, the documents... MOREMartina Dopfer, a PhD-candidate at the HIIG, investigates business model innovation of startups and incumbent firms. She is also a passionate yoga teacher and meditates regularly. That passion also raised... MOREHow did Eurosceptic (leave) and pro-European (remain) activity compare on social media in the run-up to the EU referendum, and was there a relationship between social media users and votes?... MOREThe division between professional media and user-generated content on YouTube can hardly be maintained any more. Web videos are increasingly more professional, especially because amateurs are often supported by specialised companies.... MOREBlockchain technology has the capacity to make digital goods immutable, transparent, and provable. Sönke Bartling and Benedikt Fecher look at the technical aspects of blockchain and also discuss its application in the research world. Blockchain could strengthen science’s verification process, helping to make more research results reproducible, true, and useful.

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